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Jim Hill holds off Taylor to repeat as city senior golf champ
August 12, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Jim Hill knows he’s not quite as young as a spring chicken. But he says he has a few more years before he gets bumped to the older age division  the super senior level. And as it stands now, the 60-year-old Hill is enjoying his success at the senior stage.
A faulty electorate
August 12, 2002
Journal-World Editorial If people don’t know about candidates and issues, they have only themselves to blame. Another local election is history, and once again the voter turnout was pathetic for a community that supposedly is better-educated than most and possessed with many civic-minded residents.
John L. Leonard
August 12, 2002
Services for John L. Leonard, 55, Perry, are pending and will be announced by Barnett Funeral Home. Mr. Leonard died of cancer Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, at his home.
Horoscopes
August 12, 2002
Donald G. Oxley
August 12, 2002
McCourt services
August 12, 2002
Senators press Bush to justify plans for Iraq
August 12, 2002
Members of Congress said Sunday that President Bush had not yet made his case for an invasion of Iraq, although they would support him if there is evidence Saddam Hussein may use weapons of mass destruction.
Bidding franc a sad adieu
August 12, 2002
By Jim Hoagland Washington Post Writers Group A few weeks ago in Paris I turned in a companion of 40 years’ standing for a handful of new euro bills and coins. It was hard saying goodbye amid the marble and expanse of the lobby of France’s central bank. But I could no longer delay saying adieu to the franc.
Pump Patrol seeks deals
August 12, 2002
The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.37 at several stations. If you find a lower price, call us at 832-7154.
Surviving bankruptcy takes time
Financial experts offer a course of action
August 12, 2002
Is there life after bankruptcy? Yes, it’s possible to rebuild your financial life, but it’s going to take time and vigilance.
Briefly
August 12, 2002
Florida: Tanker crash kills 2, threatens overpass Cincinnati: Pilot refuses to fly with Israeli passenger Florida: Travel industry seeks national tourism agency New York City: Madrid-bound jet reports engine fire
Drought taking heavy toll on western Kansas wildlife
August 12, 2002
Jackrabbit populations, that infamous scourge of the Dust Bowl era, are booming this year in arid western Kansas. So are the grasshoppers. Other plains wildlife aren’t faring so well in the heat.
Palestinians encouraged by Washington talks
August 12, 2002
Palestinian officials said Sunday they were encouraged during last week’s talks in Washington by what they saw as renewed Bush administration interest in their cause, but remain disappointed by White House silence over Israeli troops in the West Bank.
New Wakarusa Valley administrator returns to Jayhawk country
August 12, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Love and family pulled Donna Black away from Lawrence 30 years ago. Those same priorities have drawn her back. “It’s a big move,” said Black, who left a job as elementary school principal in Derby to be the new principal of Wakarusa Valley School in the Lawrence district.
t what it used to be
August 12, 2002
By Andrew Hartsock I took my 41/2-year-old daughter to her first major league baseball game on Sunday and, I must admit, I was hoping for a “Field of Dreams” moment.
Big 12 All-Stars slip past Norwegian team
August 12, 2002
Kansas’ Bryant Nash hit a three-pointer for his only points in the Big 12 All-Stars’ 89-79 victory over the Norwegian National Team on Sunday. Kansas State’s Pervis Pasco led the Big 12 with 15 points and six rebounds.
Big 12 All-Stars slip past Norwegian team
August 12, 2002
Kansas’ Bryant Nash hit a three-pointer for his only points in the Big 12 All-Stars’ 89-79 victory over the Norwegian National Team on Sunday. Kansas State’s Pervis Pasco led the Big 12 with 15 points and six rebounds.
Jim Hill holds off Taylor to repeat as city senior golf champ
August 12, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Jim Hill knows he’s not quite as young as a spring chicken. But he says he has a few more years before he gets bumped to the older age division  the super senior level. And as it stands now, the 60-year-old Hill is enjoying his success at the senior stage.
s girlfriend kicked out but not others
August 12, 2002
By Dave Ranney John Hoffhines says his wife’s ex-husband is behind on child support payments because he works when he feels like it. John West II doesn’t have to work much, Hoffhines said, because he’s living for free with his girlfriend at Edgewood Homes, a Lawrence Housing Authority-run apartment complex at East 16th Street and Haskell Avenue.
August 12, 2002
By David Mitchell Neither a broken ankle nor a broken scapula could stop Harrison Hill’s college football career. Even the NCAA couldn’t end it. That governing body granted Hill, a Kansas University wide receiver, a rare sixth year of eligibility after he injured his shoulder in the second game of last season.
Donald G. Oxley
August 12, 2002
Services for Donald G. Oxley, 75, Eudora, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Oxley died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002.
Fiery Stewart first
Driver humbled by fining, probation
August 12, 2002
Tony Stewart doesn’t think Sunday’s victory at Watkins Glen International will help cure his emotional problem. “It’s a Band-Aid,” he said. “It’s not going to heal me a bit.”
People
August 12, 2002
Widespread Panic singer dies Baseball fans to wig out Country music to enshrine two Arnold’s proposition
Family ties lure new principal
New Wakarusa Valley administrator returns to Jayhawk country
August 12, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Love and family pulled Donna Black away from Lawrence 30 years ago. Those same priorities have drawn her back. “It’s a big move,” said Black, who left a job as elementary school principal in Derby to be the new principal of Wakarusa Valley School in the Lawrence district.
Kings of spam reign
Entrepreneurs keep e-mails flowing to chagrin of many
August 12, 2002
Tom Cowles, who heads one of the world’s largest bulk e-mail, or spam, businesses, ought to be a happy guy. By his account, his company makes $12 million a year e-mailing billions of advertisements, mainly to folks who don’t want them.
Union Station struggling financially
August 12, 2002
Struggling to pay the bills because of low attendance and revenue, officials at Union Station acknowledge the historic landmark is in financial trouble and might require tax money to remain open.
Stoppage date may be set today
World Series could be in jeopardy again
August 12, 2002
All the drama in baseball this season hasn’t been confined to the field. Some of the toughest pitches are being hurled across Manhattan conference rooms, where owners are demanding economic changes that could spark the game’s ninth work stoppage since 1972.
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
August 12, 2002
A faulty electorate
August 12, 2002
Journal-World Editorial If people don’t know about candidates and issues, they have only themselves to blame. Another local election is history, and once again the voter turnout was pathetic for a community that supposedly is better-educated than most and possessed with many civic-minded residents.
Mother study suggests workplace changes
August 12, 2002
By Ellen Goodman Washington Post Writers Group I came by my skepticism early and honorably. As a college freshman, I helped my roommate devise a mischievous experiment for her statistics class. We turned the dorm lavatory into a laboratory.
August 12, 2002
By David Mitchell Neither a broken ankle nor a broken scapula could stop Harrison Hill’s college football career. Even the NCAA couldn’t end it. That governing body granted Hill, a Kansas University wide receiver, a rare sixth year of eligibility after he injured his shoulder in the second game of last season.
WNBA Roundup: Sparks devour Lynx
Defense crucial in LA’s 69-58 victory
August 12, 2002
Mwadi Mabika had 16 points as the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 69-58 Sunday. The Sparks (24-7), coming off an emotional home loss to the Houston Comets, went on a 23-4 run late in the second half.
9-11: A year later
August 12, 2002
We want you, our readers, to be a part of our coverage of the anniversary of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. It was a day that will forever be etched on our memories. Some say it changed our nation forever. We’d like to k
t what it used to be
August 12, 2002
By Andrew Hartsock I took my 41/2-year-old daughter to her first major league baseball game on Sunday and, I must admit, I was hoping for a “Field of Dreams” moment.
College pranks more complex
August 12, 2002
By Blackie Sherrod The Dallas Morning News A news bulletin timidly edged into this concentration pattern, which was focused on the fourth race at Louisiana Downs. A faint voice from the periphery told about some college hacking into another college’s Web site, thereby learning some deep, dark secrets.
Donald G. Oxley
August 12, 2002
Services for Donald G. Oxley, 75, Eudora, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Oxley died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002.
Sorry, kid, but baseball isn’t what it used to be
August 12, 2002
By Andrew Hartsock I took my 41/2-year-old daughter to her first major league baseball game on Sunday and, I must admit, I was hoping for a “Field of Dreams” moment.
John L. Leonard
August 12, 2002
Lawrence city commission
August 12, 2002
Agenda highlights 6:35 p.m. Tuesday City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts Sunflower Cablevision Channel 25
Conjoined twins happy together
August 12, 2002
While the doctors who separated conjoined twins in Los Angeles talk about the little girls’ prospects for healthy, productive lives, another pair of conjoined twins say that’s exactly the life they’ve lived for 40 years.
Big 12 All-Stars slip past Norwegian team
August 12, 2002
Kansas’ Bryant Nash hit a three-pointer for his only points in the Big 12 All-Stars’ 89-79 victory over the Norwegian National Team on Sunday. Kansas State’s Pervis Pasco led the Big 12 with 15 points and six rebounds.
Rucker services
August 12, 2002
Mass for Richard “Mobe” C. Rucker, 50, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Lawrence. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Rucker died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, in Laramie, Wyo.
McCourt services
August 12, 2002
Mass for Joseph Bernard McCourt, 90, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. McCourt died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Administrating proves challenging
August 12, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Much has changed in public education since Dan Neuenswander accepted his first administrative job in 1964. That’s when he agreed to be the superintendent, a principal and an instructor for three classes in the Longford district.
Rucker services
August 12, 2002
Mass for Richard “Mobe” C. Rucker, 50, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Lawrence. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Rucker died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, in Laramie, Wyo.
McCourt services
August 12, 2002
Mass for Joseph Bernard McCourt, 90, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. McCourt died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Goo Goos blossom on ‘Gutterflower’
August 12, 2002
As the average price of a concert ticket approaches the gross domestic product of Belize, the Goo Goo Dolls had a radical idea charge less. On the road with a new album, “Gutterflower,” the Buffalo, N.Y.-born trio didn’t want tickets to cost so much that fans couldn’t afford to come see the show.
Bruce Willis plays battling brother
August 12, 2002
Bruce Willis returns to the stage in Sam Shepard’s acclaimed comedy “True West” (7 p.m., Showtime), taped before a live audience in 2001. Willis brings a dark wit and a palpable sense of danger to his performance as Lee, the petty thief brother of Austin (Chad Smith), an Ivy League-educated screenwriter.
Briefly
August 12, 2002
New York City: Newsweek reports bin Laden escaped from Afghanistan South Korea: N. Korean officials arrive for talks on reconciliation Yemen: Suspected militants arrested
Goo Goos blossom on ‘Gutterflower’
August 12, 2002
As the average price of a concert ticket approaches the gross domestic product of Belize, the Goo Goo Dolls had a radical idea charge less. On the road with a new album, “Gutterflower,” the Buffalo, N.Y.-born trio didn’t want tickets to cost so much that fans couldn’t afford to come see the show.
Area briefs
August 12, 2002
Meeting to give information for child-care registration Lawrence senator assigned to interim committee
Administrating proves challenging
August 12, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Much has changed in public education since Dan Neuenswander accepted his first administrative job in 1964. That’s when he agreed to be the superintendent, a principal and an instructor for three classes in the Longford district.
On the record
August 12, 2002
Area agencies seek volunteers
August 12, 2002
Agency: Roger Hill Volunteer Center Address: 2518 Ridge Court Contact Person: Michelle Heller, 865-5030
Rucker services
August 12, 2002
Nigeria’s Muslims, Christians join to pray to traditional water goddess
August 12, 2002
Hundreds feverishly shout prayers as a virgin casts melon seeds and meat from a freshly sacrificed goat into the Osun river offerings to the river goddess people here believe shields them from disease, hunger and war.
Bruce Willis plays battling brother
August 12, 2002
Bruce Willis returns to the stage in Sam Shepard’s acclaimed comedy “True West” (7 p.m., Showtime), taped before a live audience in 2001. Willis brings a dark wit and a palpable sense of danger to his performance as Lee, the petty thief brother of Austin (Chad Smith), an Ivy League-educated screenwriter.
U.N.: Iran forcing Afghans to leave
August 12, 2002
China beckons children ‘home’
August 12, 2002
All her life, Cordelia Jiang has heard tales about her father’s younger years in Hunan province about Chinese hot peppers that ignited on the tongue, burned all the way down and made their American counterparts seem downright wimpy.
Newspaper finds nine children that Florida agency could not
August 12, 2002
Using law enforcement profiles, public records and interviews with relatives, a newspaper found nine children that had been declared missing by Florida’s embattled child welfare agency.
Carpentier strips down after Grand Prix victory
August 12, 2002
Patrick Carpentier left it all on the track Sunday at the Mid-Ohio Grand Prix. Right down to his checkered-flag underwear. After winning the pole Saturday, Carpentier said he might run around the racetrack naked if he won the race.
Advances in medical care lower nation’s murder rate
August 12, 2002
Improvements in emergency care over the past 40 years have helped to dramatically lower the death rate among assault victims by nearly 70 percent and, in the process, decrease the nation’s murder rate, according to a new study.
Giaffone holds off Hornish in 300
August 12, 2002
Felipe Giaffone had to fight for his first career victory. Giaffone, who has finished in the Top 10 in all but four of his 25 starts in the Indy Racing League, held off the fast-closing Sam Hornish Jr. to win the Belterra Casino Indy 300 on Sunday.
Mexico seeks clemency for citizen on death row
August 12, 2002
Mexico is seeking clemency for one of its citizens scheduled to be executed Wednesday in Texas, contending the Mexican consulate wasn’t notified before charges were filed.
Weather aids Oregon wildfire battle
August 12, 2002
Higher humidity and favorable wind on Sunday helped firefighters trying to corral the northern end of Oregon’s largest wildfire in more than a century.
Sedation eased on separated twins
August 12, 2002
Guatemalan twins born joined at the head and separated in a lengthy operation were more alert Sunday, and doctors reduced their sedation medication, hospital officials said.
Security concerns prompt plan to move nuclear waste
August 12, 2002
Pending a final environmental review, the Energy Department is expected to move as much as several tons of plutonium and weapons-grade uranium from a federal research laboratory in New Mexico to Nevada because of security concerns, according to documents.
Teens share perspective on Mideast
August 12, 2002
The violence between Israelis and Palestinians makes peace in the Middle East seem elusive at best. Still, peace is what many say they want more than anything. They include Nada Dajani, a 17-year-old Palestinian, and Maya Zamir, a 15-year-old Israeli.
Lawyer group may endorse cloning to advance human health
August 12, 2002
The nation’s largest lawyer group will decide this week whether to endorse cloning to advance human health, while condemning government intervention that would make criminals of scientists who pursue medical cloning research.
WTC redevelopment plans in disarray
August 12, 2002
As the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedy approaches, plans for the World Trade Center site are in disarray, tainted by criticism that they’re boring and small-minded. “There’s no clear consensus on the major ingredients,” said Richard Anderson, president of the New York Building Congress, a construction industry association.
National League Roundup: Sosa goes deep again in Colorado
Cubs’ slugger hits fourth home run in two days against Rockies
August 12, 2002
However Sammy Sosa decided to leave Denver on the team charter or, more likely, a private jet the Colorado Rockies were glad to see him go. Sosa hit a grand slam and drove in five runs as the Chicago Cubs beat the Rockies, 12-9, Sunday.
American League Roundup: Washburn shuts out Jays
Anaheim’s ace holds Toronto to 3 hits in 8 innings
August 12, 2002
Jarrod Washburn enjoyed the best game of his career after overcoming a sick stomach. Washburn won for the 15th time in 16 decisions, limiting Toronto to three hits over eight innings as the Anaheim Angels beat Roy Halladay and the Toronto Blue Jays, 1-0, Sunday.
NFL Camps Roundup: Browns lose Pro Bowler Miller
August 12, 2002
Jamir Miller will miss the entire 2002 season after tearing his right Achilles’ tendon during Cleveland’s 27-15 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday. “He’s out for the year,” Browns coach Butch Davis said Sunday.
Asian haze blamed for weather disruption
August 12, 2002
The “Asian Brown Cloud,” a 2-mile-thick blanket of pollution over South Asia, may be causing the premature deaths of a half-million people in India each year, deadly flooding in some areas and drought in others, according to the biggest-ever scientific study of the phenomenon.
Webb storms to Open victory
Golfer overcomes 3-shot deficit to complete Super Slam
August 12, 2002
Karrie Webb’s latest comeback established a new standard of excellence on the LPGA Tour: the Super Slam. Webb shot a 6-under 66 Sunday, rallying from three strokes behind to win her third Women’s British Open title.
Vin Diesel’s ‘XXX’ leads spy wave at box office
August 12, 2002
In a big weekend for espionage, a tattooed secret agent, two underage spies and a shagadelic sleuth from the past took three of the top five spots at the box office. “XXX,” an extreme reworking of the Bond genre, starring Vin Diesel, finished on top with $46 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Graceland sends Elvis artifacts on tour
August 12, 2002
Graceland is hitting the road. Officials from Elvis Presley’s home planned to announce today the Mobile Graceland tour, bringing to 30 cities Presley’s Army jacket, some of his stage clothing and a letter from President Nixon, among other things.
9-11: A year later
August 12, 2002
We want you, our readers, to be a part of our coverage of the anniversary of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. It was a day that will forever be etched on our memories. Some say it changed our nation forever. We’d like to k
Thomas’ ethics
August 12, 2002
Policy blunder
August 12, 2002
Business donors
August 12, 2002
Web sites help satisfy craving for chocolate
August 12, 2002
Web sites help satisfy craving for chocolate With Hershey Foods Corp. on the auction block, here are Web sites about the delectable treat and about the venerable company with headquarters, for now, in Pennsylvania.
Local briefs
August 12, 2002
Corrections officials seek escaped Lansing inmate County: Driver’s condition serious after Highway 59 wreck State: Former KDOT official dies
European countries effectively ban spam
August 12, 2002
Like most people, Massimo Cavazzini was sick of spam. Unlike most, though, the Italian entrepreneur had the law on his side. Yet even after winning his case against an Italian Internet company and collecting a $244 fine Cavazzini still gets unwanted e-mails from the same firm.
Ellsworth surprises state with highest increase in county median income
August 12, 2002
Once it claimed to be the wickedest cowtown of the West. It had days of boom and bust, and it settled into being one of the scores of small towns in Kansas. Much of the economy has been tied to wheat and cattle, but in recent years companies and small industries set up shop. But the big economic boost was the Ellsworth Correctional Facility that opened in 1988.
Artist vows to paint all Sept. 11 victims
August 12, 2002
The features of New York City firefighter Joseph Agnello are beginning to emerge, sketched roughly in charcoal by an artist who has never met Agnello but is determined to bring him back to life on canvas.
On the money
August 12, 2002
In addition to helping our country cover its debt obligations, U.S. Treasury notes, bonds and savings bonds have a long track record as risk-free saving vehicles. Government securities come in many forms, from $25 savings bonds to Treasury bills and notes that require a $1,000 minimum investment.
Investors need a strategy
August 12, 2002
When it comes to either the free fall or sudden surge of the stock market, I can’t help but think of that song by The Clash: “Should I Stay or Should I Go.”
Bioweapons expert says his life ruined by anthrax case
August 12, 2002
A bioweapons expert under scrutiny for anthrax attacks fiercely denied involvement with the tainted letters and said Sunday he had cooperated with the investigation only to see his life destroyed through speculation and innuendo.
Fans kick back in outfield
August 12, 2002
Fans at a recent Evansville Otters minor-league game had the chance to become couch potatoes. In a team promotion Friday, some fans relaxed in about 30 couches just inside the outfield fence.
Royals demote Febles
August 12, 2002
The Kansas City Royals optioned second baseman Carlos Febles to Triple-A Omaha after Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Febles, the team’s starting second baseman since 1999, was hitting .233 with four homers, 22 RBIs and 39 runs scored in 102 games this season.
Eviction raises questions of fairness
Lawrence resident wonders why suspect’s girlfriend kicked out but not others
August 12, 2002
By Dave Ranney John Hoffhines says his wife’s ex-husband is behind on child support payments because he works when he feels like it. John West II doesn’t have to work much, Hoffhines said, because he’s living for free with his girlfriend at Edgewood Homes, a Lawrence Housing Authority-run apartment complex at East 16th Street and Haskell Avenue.
Priestley serious, stable after crash in practice
August 12, 2002
Race car driver and actor Jason Priestley was in serious condition Sunday after sustaining multiple injuries in a crash during practice at Kentucky Speedway.
Combined 2-hitter lifts KC over Tampa - Royals 10, Devil Rays 0
August 12, 2002
Royals manager Tony Pena was just being cautious when he took his rookie right-hander out after five shutout innings. Runelvys Hernandez and three Royals relievers combined on a two-hitter, and Joe Randa hit a three-run homer as Kansas City defeated the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 10-0 Sunday.
Fire, injury blamed on smoking
August 12, 2002
By Scott Rothschild A discarded cigarette started a fire Sunday that caused heavy damage to a new home and sent one firefighter to the hospital because of heat stress, authorities said. Three firefighters were treated for heat-related injuries at the scene of the blaze at 1105 E. 18th St.; one of them was later taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital for further treatment and then released, according to Jerry Karr, battalion chief for Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical Department.
Hill walks away
Receiver: ‘I’m worried about my health’
August 12, 2002
By David Mitchell Neither a broken ankle nor a broken scapula could stop Harrison Hill’s college football career. Even the NCAA couldn’t end it. That governing body granted Hill, a Kansas University wide receiver, a rare sixth year of eligibility after he injured his shoulder in the second game of last season.
Taff has it tough with GOP feuding
Republican divisiveness will assist 3rd District’s Dennis Moore again
August 12, 2002
Hours after winning the Republican nomination for Congress, Adam Taff took the stage at a victory rally and thanked his opponent, Jeff Colyer: “You are an outstanding leader in the community and an outstanding leader in the medical field.”
US Airways announces bankruptcy
August 12, 2002
US Airways, hard hit by slumping travel following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Sunday the first major carrier to declare bankruptcy since the attacks put the industry in a tailspin.
Note to readers we’ll be late with Monday’s site update
August 12, 2002
The World Company’s programmers are upgrading our server overnight. That means this site will be down from midnight to about 5 a.m. Monday. At that time we will begin our normal overnight site updating process with Monday’s news stories and photos. We hope to have our normal site updating completed by mid-morning.
Jim Hill holds off Taylor to repeat as city senior golf champ
August 12, 2002
By Andy Samuelson Jim Hill knows he’s not quite as young as a spring chicken. But he says he has a few more years before he gets bumped to the older age division the super senior level. And as it stands now, the 60-year-old Hill is enjoying his success at the senior stage.
What’s new
August 12, 2002
Video broadcast booth available for the home ‘Blog’ goes mainstream Yahoo revises free e-mail
9-11: A year later
August 12, 2002
We want you, our readers, to be a part of our coverage of the anniversary of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. It was a day that will forever be etched on our memories. Some say it changed our nation forever. We’d like to k
John L. Leonard
August 12, 2002
Services for John L. Leonard, 55, Perry, are pending and will be announced by Barnett Funeral Home. Mr. Leonard died of cancer Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, at his home.
New Wakarusa Valley administrator returns to Jayhawk country
August 12, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Love and family pulled Donna Black away from Lawrence 30 years ago. Those same priorities have drawn her back. “It’s a big move,” said Black, who left a job as elementary school principal in Derby to be the new principal of Wakarusa Valley School in the Lawrence district.
s girlfriend kicked out but not others
August 12, 2002
By Dave Ranney John Hoffhines says his wife’s ex-husband is behind on child support payments because he works when he feels like it. John West II doesn’t have to work much, Hoffhines said, because he’s living for free with his girlfriend at Edgewood Homes, a Lawrence Housing Authority-run apartment complex at East 16th Street and Haskell Avenue.
Administrating proves challenging
August 12, 2002
By Tim Carpenter Much has changed in public education since Dan Neuenswander accepted his first administrative job in 1964. That’s when he agreed to be the superintendent, a principal and an instructor for three classes in the Longford district.
A faulty electorate
August 12, 2002
Journal-World Editorial If people don’t know about candidates and issues, they have only themselves to blame. Another local election is history, and once again the voter turnout was pathetic for a community that supposedly is better-educated than most and possessed with many civic-minded residents.
Briefly
August 12, 2002
Russia: Flood toll hits 55 New Zealand: Altitude record out of tycoon’s reach Yugoslavia: Kosovo rebel leader arrested by U.N. police Thailand: Tourists witness suicide by crocodile